Women in farm businesses are being encouraged to recognise and develop their leadership potential through a series of free workshops being hosted by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) in October.
The workshops will look at a range of leadership opportunities where women could increase their impact and will provide useful resources to help them move ahead in business and beyond.
Participants will hear from women who have successfully taken on leadership roles in rural communities and industry organisations. Jess Fealy, a Mareeba mango and avocado grower and Queensland finalist in the 2017 Rural Women’s Awards, will share strategies she has used to build networks, including harnessing the power of social media.
QFF President Stuart Armitage said this was a positive initiative aimed at building greater opportunities for women in agriculture.
“We are all aware of the integral and important role women already play in Queensland agriculture. The workshops are about strengthening their confidence as business leaders and bringing their talents, ideas and passion to the forefront.”
“It is hoped that workshop participants will go home with a clearer focus on their personal goals, fired up to take on their next challenge and with a good road map of the networks, resources and assistance available to them,” Mr Armitage said.
The workshops are funded through the Office of Small Business under the Advancing Women in Business program and also supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and AustSafe Super.
The workshops will help QFF prepare recommendations for the best way forward for leadership development for women in Queensland’s agricultural sector.
To register, visit https://www.qff.org.au/blog/workshops-women-farm-business/
Mareeba: Wednesday 4 October, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Toowoomba: Tuesday 17 October, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Caboolture: Wednesday 18 October, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Bundaberg: Wednesday 25 October, 9:30am – 1:30pm